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Hidden by Church

On the main drag of Stanley in front of the church sits the Whalebone Arch. It is overshadowed by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Teresa H
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Texada Island, Canada
Iconic

Perhaps this is the most iconic tourist attraction in Stanley. It is astounding to realise the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rodrigostarosta
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On the main drag of Stanley in front of the church sits the Whalebone Arch. It is overshadowed by the Church which is unfortunate as it should be out somewhere more prominent in a small place.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Perhaps this is the most iconic tourist attraction in Stanley. It is astounding to realise the sheer size of the whale's bones. However, it may be hard to appreciate it for a long time, for there is no shelter from the strong winds that blow...More

Thank rodrigostarosta
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The arch is very easy to find. It's along the main road along the bay & the cathedral can be seen. It is to the right of the cathedral. We took a cruise so we landed on the street that takes you to the arch....More

Thank annettep456
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a real local landmark and it would be a shame to travel to the Islands and not take a look. It has been there a while and there maybe a touch less whalebone and a touch more plastic involved than when it was...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend more time in the cathedral. The whalebones are an icon of Stanley and the Falklands so worth 2 minutes of your time but it would be hard to spend an longer on them!

Thank mudcow
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This is an iconic site and has so much history it is a must see on your visit to Stanley. It is in the grounds of the Cathedral so you could combine the two. On the sea front so easy access from the dock and...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It's an arch. Made of whalebone. 5 stars!! Looks very similar to the one at Whitby. Stanley is twinned with Whitby after all.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Unique, eye-catching and an appropriate monument to the region. This old pair of jaw bones from blue whales replace an earlier pair that deteriorated under the harse conditions of these Southern Atlantic Islands. Located next to the Stanley cathedral, the two complement each other in...More

Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Located in the Garden of the Christ Church Garden on Ross Road. The Arch is simply one of the "must sees" in Stanley. It would be hard to miss as Stanley is a very small town. Just head down Ross Road from the port and...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Probably the best known landmark in Stanley. You can't miss it, as it is situated on the main road along the coast.

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